Woo hoo! I’ve been waiting for this functionality for months, and it’s finally here with iTunes 9.0. iPhone and iPod Touch / iTouch users no longer have to tediously arrange application icons on their iPhone / iTouch: it is now possible to arrange icons as desired using a drag-and-drop interface included with iTunes. It is SO much easier to do this on a larger computer screen, than on the smaller screen of an iPhone / iTouch, particularly when you have ten screens of applications.
Now I can readily move all the games my kids have downloaded and use on my iPhone to separate screens, just for them. 🙂
iTunes 9.0 is a free download for both Windows and Apple computer users. I maintain a list of all my iPhone apps, but need to update it – we’ve added quite a few new items over the summer! We use the same computer’s iTunes program to sync all the iPhones and iPods in our household, and this works well. We just have to make sure the “correct” person (who owns the device) is logged into the iTunes store when we sync devices, otherwise someone else’s password is required to download or update apps.
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I just blogged your great find Wesley. Thank you so much. Initially, I was pulled into the sharing of music the tutorial suggests, but your find is very practical. Thank you and I look forward to reading more great stuff on your blog.
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I’ve update to iTunes 9.0 on my PC, but when trying to arrange my apps on the “Applications” page I only see my app list on the left side of the page and not my iPhone pages on the right side of the page as shown above when my iPhone is connected. I haven’t jailbroken my phone and have synched it following udating iTunes. What am I missing?
if you don’t see the right side of the page, you don’t have your iphone software updated.
Thank for the suggestion but there is no instruction of how to arrange apps around after we plug in the phone. Thanks.